Yearly Archives

2015

Flying Like an Eagle: New Route Between Fort Worth and Dallas to Improve Amtrak Reliability

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel December 17, 2015

“This change puts Amtrak Texas Eagle passengers on a better route shared with Trinity Rail Express (TRE) commuter trains and avoids the freight train operations that were challenging our trains every day on the previous routing,” said Mark Murphy, Amtrak Senior Vice President and General Manager of the business line that includes the Eagle.

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Statement from Amtrak Board of Directors Chairman Tony Coscia

By | Company News and Statements, News December 16, 2015

Tony Coscia and Derek Kan were recently confirmed by the Senate to serve terms on the Amtrak board of directors. Coscia, currently the Chairman of the board of directors, was appointed to another five-year term. Coscia offered the following statement:

“I thank the Administration and Senate for the nomination and confirmation to continue to help guide the future of America’s Railroad. We have made significant progress during my five years on the board, and I look forward to working with the other board members, executive leadership and the employees to continue to grow ridership, increase operational efficiencies and improve the company’s financial position.

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Amtrak Ridership and Ticket Revenue Steady in Fiscal Year 2015

By | Company News and Statements, News December 2, 2015

Amtrak ridership and ticket revenue remained steady in its Fiscal Year ended Sept. 30, 2015, reflecting continued demand for passenger rail; however, significant and predictable investment is needed to ensure that intercity passenger rail will continue to deliver nationwide benefits including providing safe and reliable mobility and advancing America’s economy.

For Fiscal Year 2015, unaudited ticket revenues reached $2.185 billion, 0.1 percent below the prior year and ridership was more than 30.8 million, also 0.1 percent below the previous year, primarily due to service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor, significant weather events and lower gas prices.

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Amtrak Serves Up New Pilot Programs in Time for Thanksgiving

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel November 17, 2015

Amtrak is preparing to make the busy Thanksgiving travel experience more enjoyable for passengers than ever with new, enhanced services and adventures unique to rail travel. Amtrak is now offering, on a pilot basis and just in time for Thanksgiving, the ability to bring pets and bikes onboard. In addition, Amtrak is offering its customers traveling in the Northeast Corridor a new digital newsroom for business and first class passengers.

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